Liken was founded in 2004 by James Rowlands and Hugh Skingley.

James' background was finance while Hugh's was IT. Both had worked at a senior level in large businesses (Ultra Electronics, Philips & Drew and UBS) and both had worked for smaller businesses (Plateframe consultancy, Dye Asset Management). While there was a great deal learned from working in the larger businesses, it was working with smaller organisations that James and Hugh felt they added most value and gained most enjoyment.

Liken therefore developed down two paths - the first providing board level financial advice and support, the second providing IT compliance advice. This second path ultimately became Liken IT Asset Management which was purchased in 2012 by ITAMS. 

Liken Ltd continues to provide it's financial and commercial support services and solutions to SME's across a wide range of sectors.